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How the Internet Helped a Grieving Father Will Warm Your Heart

Jul 19 2014 - 11:33am

Better have some tissues ready for this one. A couple of days ago, a Redditor with the name steffel07 posted a request to the site [1] asking people to help photoshop a picture of his six-week-old daughter Sophia who had recently passed away. "Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?"

Before long, users were submitting beautiful versions to the grieving father — a testament to the power of Photoshop, sure, but to the power of good people online, too.

Source: Reddit user funkybrewster via Imgur [2]

The original photo of baby Sophia.

Source: Reddit user steffel07 via Imgur [3]

"She was originally at Nationwide in Columbus and then she was moved to Cincinnati children's hospital," the father wrote on Reddit. "She had a hepatic hemangioma in her liver."

Source: Reddit user ThresholdLurker via Imgur [4]

"She was on the waiting list for her liver when she passed from complications involving the pressure on her abdomen due to the hemangioma," he continued after Redditors asked about her story.

Source: Reddit user hangingYang via Imgur [5]

After more than 40 responses, he wrote, "This is really amazing. Everyone you have made my day. All I wanted was a nice picture."

"What I received was a lot of love and support from a bunch of strangers. A long with a lot of great photos, drawings and paintings. Thanks everyone!"

Source: Reddit user funkybrewster via Imgur [6]

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